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windows 98se----windows xp


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john god

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I'm running windows 98se.
Was thinking about changing to windows xp.
I have 256 mb.
I was told I may need 512 mb.

Would changing be a problem?
If I did change:
Should I get a full edition or upgrade edition?

Also, what is the difference between home and professional edition?
Which one is better?

Thank-You,
John God
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Well 256mb is ehough for XP as long as you aren't running any really heavy duty applications or games. Professional edition lets you do more things, it's more business oriented, if you don't need the business stuff you may not need it. Better depends on what you are doing, you can't very easily run a server from Home Edition, for instance. A fresh installation is always better than an upgrade and it will give you the benefit of the NTFS file system which is more stable. You will lose all your programs and files with a new installation, you can back up the files to another hard drive but not the programs.
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Why Change?
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I was told windows xp was better and easier to use......
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What processor do you have ?
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Intel Pentium 4
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Ok you can run xp
Click on me
I would up the ram by as much as your computer can take or how much you can afford.
If you think about it you say windows xp is easier to use. How much of windows do you use or do you mainly use programs
that sit on top of windows. Will all your current programs work on xp or will you have to buy upgrades for your programs.
DO NOT belive that you can run programs in compatability mode (I have some that won't work - 5 years trying)
Are you happy with 98
Cheers
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Not sure if my programs will work.
As far as Windows 98se, I have no problems.
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If it's not broken don't fix it.
I still use 98
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98SE works fine as long as your not into games.
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My other pc runs Windows 98SE.
Only 128MB Ram 700MHz
Pentium 3 2/8/2000

This pc was giving to me used.
System Specs.
Intel--D845WN
Windows 98se
Pentium 4
Memory--256MB Ram
CPU--1600 MHz
Disk Space--3600
Video--800x600 High Color
Bios Date--5/25/03

If I was to upgrade...
I would like to know, what I should use?
XP Home Upgrade or XP Home Full Edition.

Also if I wanted to upgrade to 512MB Ram,
How would I do it and what slot would the card go into?

And if I wanted to upgrade my 98se to 256mb Ram, would that make it fasted,
or no difference?


Thank-You
John God

Edited by john god, 22 April 2007 - 10:38 AM.

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You need at least 512 ram to run XP efficently.

The rest of your specs seem fine, and I would go with home full edition.
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Thanks for your input and help.
John
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Just as a side note. Anytime you change the OS, it is always best to go with a full OS and not an upgrade.
A upgrade leaves little bits of junk on the drive and registry that will create havoc.
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Ok you can run xp
Click on me
I would up the ram by as much as your computer can take or how much you can afford.
If you think about it you say windows xp is easier to use. How much of windows do you use or do you mainly use programs
that sit on top of windows. Will all your current programs work on xp or will you have to buy upgrades for your programs.
DO NOT belive that you can run programs in compatability mode (I have some that won't work - 5 years trying)
Are you happy with 98
Cheers
Peterm


Out of curiosity, what programs can you not run?
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